Kathy Renee Bufkin
Paine, 59, passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s Hospital
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With her passing, the world lost an artist, musician, community leader, energetic mother and wonderful wife.
Kathy is survived by the love of her life, her husband, Dennis Paine of Carmi, Ill.; her children and grandchildren, Chris, Angie, Tristan and Chase Bufkin of Franklin, Ind., Charity Renee Hall of Chicago, Ill., Esther (Estee) and Chris Woods of Greenwood, Penny Hall of Bedford, NY.; sisters, Darlene Funk, Diane Martini, Patricia Patton and Barbara Truman.
As a child, she and her mother would sing and play the piano together for hours. To Kathy, those were the best of her childhood times. Those moments of peace and security gave her a love of music and the arts that would last a lifetime and later be passed down to her children.
She was an art teacher at
Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Robert Leo Sid Bufkin who died tragically of an automobile racing accident in 1952; grandparents, Esther and Sid Bufkin of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; mother, Grace K. Sisson of Casselberry, Fla.; stepfather, Darwin L. Sisson of Casselberry, Fla.; and sister, Sidna M. Bufkin Stewart of Lumberton, Texas.
Today, we are all the lessor because of her death, even while the world was made better by her life.
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